Daily Archives: 2018-02-12

GovtTech: Disruption of SingPass and CorpPass systems due to server fault
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) has announced on Monday (12 February) that comprehensive system review has been conducted on the SingPass and CorpPass systems following two disruptions last week and note that the two disruptions were due to server fault and not cyber-security related. Citizens Read More

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LTA expects to create 8,000 jobs by 2030 to support the expansion of public bus and rail networks
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Land Transport Authority (LTA) is expecting to create up to 8,000 new public transport jobs by 2030 to support the expansion of public bus and rail networks to meet Singapore’s future needs, as well as set aside $25 million over five years for the Land Read More

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Thai government starts review of Kra Canal
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Vincent Low The Bangkok Post yesterday (11 Feb) reported that the Thai government has officially started to review the feasibility of the Kra Canal project which would connect the Gulf of Thailand to the Andaman Sea across southern Thailand, significantly short-cutting the Read More

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Public Health England’s latest report re-affirms findings of e-cigarettes being significantly less harmful than conventional cigarettes
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Public Health England (PHE) has recently released a new report on e-cigarettes as a review of current evidence and an update on its 2015 report which stated that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than conventional cigarettes. PHE, an executive agency of the Department of Read More

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How much of the $3 billion foreign workers’ levies have been used to help foreign workers?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Left in the lurch when foreign bosses disappear” (Straits Times, Feb 12). The article quotes Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) stating that there have been at least six cases of non-Singaporean employers absconding without paying their foreign workers in the Read More

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Malaysia’s EPF declares highest payout of 6.9% since 1997, CPF low rates remain unchanged since 2001
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Philip Ang Have members of Singapore’s Central Provident Fund (CPF) scheme been fleeced by the People’s Action Party (PAP) government for decades? A comparison between Malaysia’s Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) scheme, which closely resembles our CPF, shows some glaring differences. EPF is: Read More

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UK postal service redesigns jobs to keep older workers employed while SingPost prefers to hire foreign workers
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by Vincent Low In a Straits Times article published on Sunday (11 Feb), Minister in Prime Minister Office Chan Chun Sing related a trip he made to the post office during his student days in Britain. It was in the late 1980s and Read More

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